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README.md

ansible-goss

Launch Goss test file with Ansible.

Installation

Copy the goss.py file into your Ansible library directory. That's it!

Quick start

Simple example

Validate a Goss test file (the test file must be on the remote machine):

- name: test goss file
  goss:
    path: "/path/to/file.yml"

If a test fails, the module returns an error. If you want to ignore this error, add ignore_errors: yes on the task.

Output format and output file

You can change the output format with the format option:

- name: test goss file
  goss:
    path: "/path/to/file.yml"
    format: json

See all the supported output format: https://github.com/aelsabbahy/goss#supported-output-formats

You can also save the output of the goss command in a file with the output_file option:

- name: test goss file
  goss:
    path: "/path/to/file.yml"
    format: json
    output_file : /my/output/file.json

Changed = False

We use this module for testing/validation purposes. Therefore, this module always returns changed = false, even with the output_file option.

Ansible versions

Tested with :

  • Ansible 1.8.2
  • Ansible 2.0.2
  • Ansible 2.2.2

Module documentation

module: goss
author: Mathieu Corbin
short_description: Launch goss (https://github.com/aelsabbahy/goss) tests
description:
  - Launch goss tests.
    This module always returns `changed = false` for idempotence.
options:
  path:
    required: true
    description:
      - Test file to validate.
        The test file must be on the remote machine.
  goss_path:
    required: false
    description:
      - Path location for the goss executable.
        Default is "goss" (ie.`no absolute path,  goss executable must be available in $PATH).
  format:
    required: false
    description:
      - Output goss format.
        Goss format list : goss v --format => [documentation json junit nagios nagios_verbose rspecish tap silent].
        Default is "rspecish".
  output_file:
    required: false
    description:
      - Save the result of the goss command in a file whose path is output_file

examples:
  - name: run goss against the gossfile /path/to/file.yml
    goss:
      path: "/path/to/file.yml"

  - name: run goss against the gossfile /path/to/file.yml with nagios output
    goss:
      path: "/path/to/file.yml"
      format: "nagios"

  - name: run /usr/local/bin/goss against the gossfile /path/to/file.yml
    goss:
      path: "/path/to/file.yml"
      goss_path: "/usr/local/bin/goss"

  - name: run goss against multiple gossfiles and write the result in JSON format to /my/output/ for each file
    goss:
      path: "{{ item }}"
      format: json
      output_file : /my/output/{{ item }}
    with_items: "{{ goss_files }}"